Welcome to Larkhall History Society

We are a recently formed society (2008), that meets monthly, to find out more about the place we live in. Larkhall is on the outskirts of Bath, yet despite being just two miles from the centre of Bath, it still has a village feel and lots of history. We meet in the second week of each month, usually on a Monday, and usually at St Marks School, though keep an eye on the events diary, as we will sometimes use other venues or change the dates slightly to accommodate out interesting speakers and their facilities. All are welcome at our meetings, whether you just want to listen to the evening's talk, or actively participate in one or more of our project groups. We look forward to meeting you.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

On Wednesday July 8 2009, Caroline Kay will be talking about the work of the Bath Preservation Trust during the last 75 years

The meeting takes place at 6.45pm at St Mark’s School in the library.
We hope to have time to chat over tea or coffee after the talk.
There will be a charge of £2 to cover costs.
All welcome

Monday, 11 May 2009

MONDAY 11 May 2009 at 6.45pm in St Mark's School Library

Stuart Burroughs, Curator of Bath at Work will be taking about Bath's Industrial past including references to Larkhall

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Meeting of Monday 12 January 2009

Cllr Bryan Chalker will talk about Larkhall in the media. Bryan is a prolific writer for many magazines and periodicals, covering topics on a range of subjects from Cars to Allotments, but he also has a strong local interest too.

Friday, 25 April 2008

Listening To Larkhall

We are very much looking forward to a presentation by Kath Holden on Monday 12th May, on the Listening to Larkhall Oral History Project. Kath and the other group members have already begun to interview Larkhall residents past and present in order to put together a series of memories on disk.

This is an opportunity to record life in Larkhall, the features of everyday life by the people who have experienced it. This will prove a fascinating resource not only for residents now, but for generations to come.

If you are interested in helping collect memories, or contributing your own then drop us an email, come to the meeting or you can contact Kath at her office in the University of the West Of England, telephone 0117 328 4395 Email: Katherine.Holden@uwe.ac.uk

Saturday, 12 April 2008

April Meeting

We are hoping to see new and existing members at our April meeting - because we have the exciting opportunity to have a private tour and viewing of the local history resources at Bath Library. Ann Buchanan, the local history librarian will be presenting all sorts of maps and documents, indexes and journals which will help us uncover what has been happening in Larkhall in the past.
We featured this week in the Bath Chronicle - and we are looking for people with stories to tell about our featured photographs and we are getting new photo's all of the time.
Bath library closes at 6pm and we will be having our special meeting from 6.30pm.
It would be lovely to see you there!

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Do you have a story to Tell?

The oral history group is collecting memories of Larkhall, from its residents old and new. If you have a story to tell and would like to share it with us, either in a recorded interview, in writing or by joining in with a reminiscing session, please let us know - or if you have a family member, neighbour or friend you think would have something to share and we could invite, please let us have their details so we can invite them.
email larkhallhistory@sky.com

Wanted! Old Photographs

Do you have any old photographs of Larkhall or its people? Could we have copies for the blog and for our exhibition board please? We are looking for electronic copies, or your own copies that we can copy and scan and return to you.

We would like to make an exhibition board of images of Larkhall which will be available for events in and around Larkhall, giving information on our history, anything you can let us have would be wonderful

contact larkhallhistory@sky.com and we will let you know more!